President Donald Trump may be protesting on Twitter that he got no business with the Russians, there is an active investigation into the president himself.
A filling to Department of Justice has made this bombshell revelation.
Buzzfeed Senior Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold and MIT Ph.D. candidate Ryan Shapiro filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI demanding the following:
“The disclosure of any and all records, including investigative records, mentioning or referring to Donald J. Trump’s statement on 27 July 2016 [regarding Secretary Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails], ‘Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,’ and ‘I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.'”
Initially, the BI said that they couldn’t confirm the document, which was followed up with a lawsuit, but soon agreed to look for the documents.
During the filing of this lawsuit, an attorney from the Department of Justice stated that there is an active investigation going on and further claimed that revealing the ‘records that are responsive to the Russia Request’ could reasonably be expected to interfere with ‘enforcement proceedings.'”
What this means is that the document exists and cannot be shown to the public because there is an ongoing investigation.